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'm nannette miranda. governor brown says there is something in the state budget that californians haven't seen in years. >> larry: i'm doing traffic now. live look at the san mateo bridge, i'm not qualified for weather. heading towards the peninsula, oncoming traffic towards the east bay moving pretty smoothly. mo >> carolyn: nominations are out for the academy award. >> larry: said mcfar land emmett stone made the announcements today. >> we are pleased to announce the best picture nominees are, beast of the southern wild, josh penn producers. >> silver linings playbook. >> zero dark 30. >> lincoln. >> les miserabe. >> amore. >> django unchained. >> and argo. ben affleck and george clooney producers. >> lincoln, received the most nomination west side 12. dan lewis was given the best nod. and the oldest nominee every in the film amore. >> and wallace was the youngest nominee and best actress for her role as spirited role. she missed the announcement but she celebrates with chicken and waffles and pizza which is the way to go. >> carolyn: there were a notable high profile snubs. ben affleck did
a good chance of passage. sacramento, nannette miranda, abc 7 news. >>> the oakland city council has a new look tonight. [ applause ] >> three new council members were sworn in to offense today. two of them -- into office today. two have never held elected offense before. dan caldwell and lynette gibson mcilhaney. >>> nasa says make us an offer. coming up, the space agency's going out here is an extreme form of intervention. a chinese father was worried that his son was spending too much time online so a dad hired down virtual hitmen to hunt down and kill his son in the games. the 23-year-old son is unemployed. his dad says he wants him to get a job. >>> five people were injured in new jersey when a packed escalator kicked into reverse. it was going up and suddenly stopped and sped back ward. cell phone video shows people piling up at the bottom of the escalator. others tried to jump over the side to escape the growing pile. the station saw extensive from superstorm sandy in october and they believe the malfunction may have been an electrical fault that lingered after the storm. now,
government approved a plan to run it's own health insurance market. nannette miranda has the story from sacramento. >> pam ra malone wishes she add health insurance saying a community clinic isn't giving >> hopeless. sometimes, i'm -- it's so frustrating. and i don't know what to do. >> an answer from her and millions of other uninsured californians may be a year away under federal](z affordable care act. obama administration gave approval to set up a health benefits exchange onion line marketplace called covered california consumers can buy private coverage. >> this is a big milestone z says that the federal government looked at our plans and said we're good to go. >> the approval opens the door for companies to start bidding for a place on the exchange. plans are supposed to be affordable because they'll be competing for more customers. even those with preexisting conditions. defending -- depending on income level, federal subsidies will be available. >> you'll get as good or better price through covered california whether a subsidy or not than you'd possibly get anywhere in the marke
overcrowding to treatment of inmates. now, the governor says change is coming. abc 7 news nannette miranda has the story from sacramento. >> i am raring to go. i don't expect me to leave too soon. >> in the first public appearance since finishing treatment, governor brown wants to shake up california's troubles and severely overcrowded prison systems. he signed a proclamation declaring end of the prison crisis, filed court papers to terminate oversight of the care, and asked the judges to remove the population cap. pointing to thousands of pages in legal documents and reports and the millions spent to produce them over the years, governor brown says it's time to return prison controls back to california. >> we can't pour more dollars down the rat hole of n incarceration wex have to spend as much as we need but no more. >> california's prison problems began more than two decades ago. inmates filed a class action lawsuit. the court concluded overcrowding was a major contributor and sent a prison population cap. politicians have been reluctant to release criminals lirl because of concerns and fea
safer. and that is stirring up a lot of controversy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky soto, the teacher killed in the sandy hook massacre, while using her body to shield students. a group of lawmakers proposed a school marshal program to protect campuses from gunmen mod yeld after air marshal who's guard against terrorism and staffers from janitor to principal could be skparmd no ÷ how many are carrying a gun. >> we have a more yap yal obligation that the next vicky soto faced with inexpoliticable even,,s"z that e she not be leftézq+ defenseless. >> school marshals would have to pass a background check to get a concealed weapons permit. one bill would alout use of education funds to pay for the program illustrating the divide in the gun control debate in these post-sandy hook times pitting proponents begins gun supporters. >> we laid off thousands of teachers. why would we use the few personnel we have left to be armed guards? when armed guards don't always prevent shootings? >> then there is argument of stray bullets in a ba
education. abc 7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda explains that it will change the way many special programs are paid for. and, of course, the plan is already growing. >> reporter: in a bid to give districts more local control and boost funding for schools with low income, governor jerry brown plans to dramatically change and maybe even eliminate what is called categorically funding. superrestricted money the state gives to schools that must be spent on certain programs like adult education and smaller class sizes. 56 categories in it all costing nearly $12 billion a year. >> the analogy is that if you buy a pencil with the money out of one program you you better not be catching a kid use it inside another program. >> reporter: under the new formulas, education finance advisor kevin gordon says california public schools would get the same about per pupil funding and would only get more if there is a large number of kids in poverty and or student who don't speak english. some studies show it is more expensive to educate those groups but it will come at expense of more affluen
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up controversy. than nannette miranda has the torrey tonight from sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky so it to, the teacher killed in the sandy hook elementary school massacre last month while using her body to shield students. a group of republican state lawmakers propose a school marshalls program to protect campuses from gunmen, modeled after federal air marshals who guard against terrorism. staffers from the janitor to the principal could be armed but no one would know who or how many are carrying a gun. >> we have a moral obligation that the next vicky soto who is faced with in ineck mickable cecil that she not be left defenseless. >> reporter: districts decide whether to participate. it would allow the use of education funds to pay for the program. the proposal illustrates the deep divide in the gun control debate in the post sandy hook times pitting proponents of tighter gun control regulations against gun supporters who want to protect children with more guns. >> we laid off thousands of teachers in the last couple of years. why would we use the few school personnel w
years. capitol correspondent nannette miranda explains. >> 70 state parks were scheduled to shut down last summer because of budget shortfalls, but just as the closers were about to happen a surplus of $54 million was found hidden in two of the agency's funds. while accounting errors were largely to blame for the accumulation, no one reported the extra money. a new, stinging report by the attorney general found $20 million of it partly collected through entrance fees was intentionally concealed. >> sounds like a coverup. >> well, that's -- that's, by all accounts, there was some covering up that was done. >> investigators found the failure to report the surplus became conscious and deliberate, possibly as early as 1999. top budget and accounting officers were all aware of the discrepancy and numerous individuals failed to take appropriate action. in fact, lower-level employees just followed orders from supervisors to keep quiet. former state parks director ruth coleman who resigned as a result of the scandal declined to participate in the attorney general's interrogation. but intervie
offenders and gng members are actually cutting them off and getting away witness. nannette miranda reports on efforts to put an end to that. >> authorities say the 48-year-old repeat sex offender cutoff his gps ankle bracelet in november and days later charged with sexual battery of a fresno state student. >> what i care about is that we get these criminals back behind bars.çç[rñ because i don't want someone elts's gaugtder to be molested in a library km a n.a university. >> the bracelets are required on paroled sex offenders and hard core gang members. corrections have a high tech system in place that alerts parole agents when monitors are cutoff. but duete9÷ to overcrowding ana mandit to reduce the population, disabling no longer sends offenders back to prison but lands them in county jail. if they can be found at all. >> sex owe grerndz by law need to be monitored. when cutoff their bracelets they're violating a law, preventing the state from monitoring them. they have high rates and we couldn't want them going after children. >> word has gotten around the street. the year before t
this kind of deception doesn't happen again. in sacramento, nannette miranda, abc7 news. >> federal investigators now confirm chevron's own firefighters may have contributed to the richmond refinery fire in august. according to a draft report, firefighters were able to put out a flash fire caused by a small hydrocarbon won leak but they may have accidentally punctured a main pipeline, releasing a cloud of bigger flammable gas. pipeline appears to have been punctured from the outside and they are examining the firefighters' tools to determine if one of them did it. the fire sent toxic black smoke throughout the area and thousands of people sought medical treatment. chevron expects the damaged unit to be back on line in the next few months >> new this morning a woman in the sierra foothills east of sacramento is desperately trying to save a deer that got stuck in a bashed wire fence. melanie discovered a big buck with its antlers stuck in a blue tarp on her ten acre property. she made calls to try to get help for the animals but no agency has agreed to come. sheriff's deputies say the
of a scathing report. it turns out the money was hidden for more than 12 years. capitol core dental nannette miranda explains. >> 70 state parks were scheduled to shut down last summer because of budget shortfalls but just as the closures were about to happen a surplus of $54 million was found hidden in two of the agency's funds. accounting errors were largely to blame, no one reported the extra money. a stinging report by the attorney general found $20 million of it partly corrected through entrance fees was intentionally concealed. >> it sounds like a cover-up. >> by all accounts there was some covering up that was done. >> investigators found the failure to reported the surplus became conscious and deliberate possibly as early as 1999. accounting officers were all aware of the discrepancy and numerous individuals failed to take appropriate action. lower level employees followed orders from supervisors to keep quiet. states park director who resigned over the result of the scandal declined to participate in the interrogation with interviews with dozens of employees have led auditors to con
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